About Us

Our Story

Handybook was founded in 2012 as a practical solution to an age-old problem: finding trusted, effective professionals for common household services.

Oisin Hanrahan was a 19-year old college student in Ireland when he decided to become a real estate developer in Eastern Europe. After scouring various cities on weekend breaks from Trinity College in Dublin, Hanrahan started buying and renovating apartments in Budapest. While renovating a series of apartments around the city, Oisin found it difficult to find quality handymen he could trust to get the job done. There was no easy way. A few years later, while attending Harvard Business School, Oisin and classmate, Umang Dua, realized the same was true in the U.S. They developed Handybook to fill that void, building an alternative to the unreliable, inconvenient and decidedly old-school home service industry.

Our Founders


Oisin Hanrahan

Co-Founder & CEO

Oisin Hanrahan is the Co-Founder & CEO of Handybook. Prior to founding Handybook, Oisin founded MiCandidate, a service that provided real time political content to media companies in 25 European countries. He also founded Clearwater Group, a real estate development business in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, Oisin co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students globally.


Umang Dua

Co-Founder & COO

Umang Dua is the Co-Founder & COO of Handybook. Prior to founding Handybook, Umang founded College Connect, an online platform in India that connected aspiring college students with enrolled students around the world. Earlier, Umang was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Umang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science at Amherst College.